Starship Troopers: Terran Command [Humble Store / Steam] just released from The Artistocrats and Slitherine Ltd. but getting it on running on Linux desktop or Steam Deck requires a few steps. Video steps at the bottom if you prefer that.
Technically, on a Linux desktop it works out of the box with Proton but the videos don't play. For both Steam Deck and Linux you will need the community made GE-Proton. To grab GE-Proton you can use ProtonUp-Qt, which I did a previous tutorial on. No doubt an official Proton update will come to help but this will get you going right now.
Once you have ProtonUp-Qt and then use it to download GE-Proton, set the game to use GE-Proton in the Compatibility menu in the Properties (restart Steam for it to show up). On Desktop:
And on Steam Deck:
Once done you will need to add this as a launch option otherwise while the videos play they don't look right at all:
To do the launch option, it's in the Properties menu of your game on Steam. On Desktop simply right click -> Properties and then enter it in:
And on Steam Deck. Pick the game in your Library, go to the Cog icon on the right and go to Properties and enter it in:
An extra fix needed for the Steam Deck specifically, is to have the launcher close when you hit play. Otherwise you just get a black screen! Find the "Launcher.exe.config" file in your installed folder, open it with a text editor and line 76 will have this:
add key="CloseAfterStart" value="false"
Change it to:
add key="CloseAfterStart" value="true"
Now it will work properly on Steam Deck too. Another case of a random launcher being a nuisance.
- An immersive storyline campaign featuring unique missions, characters and a lot of Starship Troopers flavor.
- Dozens of unique unit types, each with their own special abilities.
- Terrain elevation, True Line of Sight & True Line of Fire provide deep tactical gameplay.
- Capture and hold vital radio stations, construct base defenses to repel Arachnid attacks and deploy technology buildings to unlock new weaponry.
- Heroics, explosions, gore, and Bugs. Lots of Bugs.
As for the game, so far it seems reasonably good. I love the attempt to capture to cheesiness from the original movie. We don't talk about the two sequels.
Video guide for those that prefer it: